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BE SURE YOU HAVE READ CHAPTER TEN THOROUGHLY BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER!
I thought that, by this point in the course, you might be tired of the same old thing - look at a picture, read the text, go to a couple of links. So, I inserted a practice test here. These questions are mostly taken from the student study guide, which, I understand, the publisher is MONTHS late in shipping.
The answers are at the bottom of this page, but try to
answer them before looking to see how well you understood this chapter.
1. The tendency, during late childhood and early adolescence, of children to associate with others of the same sex is called. ______________.
2. Which of the following functions is performed by peer groups?
a) Peer groups give children experience with relationships in which they are on an equal footing with others.One possible explanation given in your textbook for children to segregate themselves by gender is that boys and girls behave differently in middle childhood and are thus more comfortable with others of the same gender, who "act like them". Identify each of the following as more characteristic of boys or of girls.
3. Are more likely to interrupt one another.
7. According to Eleanor Maccoby, I am all wrong because:
This is a survey course. That means it is supposed to give you a broad look at the field of developmental psychology. Your term papers (you ARE working on your term paper, aren't you?) and book review (remember that) give you the opportunity to look at a couple of topics in depth. Anyway, in keeping with the spirit of a survery course, below, for you to check out are links to....
A FEW MORE, BRIEF TOPICS ON MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Children's friendships -
Child Abuse--- There are hundreds of pages of worthwhile information on the web. In consideration of your limited time, I just picked two.
1. Gender cleavage
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